Due to modern diets and lifestyle, as well as environmental factors such as pollution and irresponsible overuse of antibiotics,, the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome is at risk which can lead to an increased incidence in metabolic and inflammatory chronic diseases. Even simple aging gradually shifts your intestinal bacterial population towards a disease-promoting, rather than a disease -preventing state.
The good news is that probiotics can help restore balance and cellular communications with regard to the body's healthy bacteria population. In the digestive tract, probiotic therapy has been used to prevent or treat lactose intolerance, intestinal infections and diarrhea, gastritis and ulcers caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, colitis caused by excessive antibiotic use , inflammatory bowel diseases , and irritable bowel syndrome. They are also proving instrumental in preventing colon cancer.
Life Extension Magazine May/June 2012, www.LifeextensionRetail.com